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U.S. President Bill Clinton has said of Shari Arison: “Your work has impacted the world in a profoundly positive way, touching lives everywhere in your everlasting pursuit to make the world a better place.” Now, she shares her practical philosophy for doing good for yourself and others in her new book Activate Your Goodness: Transforming the World through Doing Good.
As a global business leader and billionaire philanthropist, Shari Arison’s life and career have been successfully guided by the simple yet powerful Doing Good vision. In Activate Your Goodness, Shari openly shares her own personal stories and provides examples of experiences from others who are making a difference by thinking, speaking and doing good. She also offers clear and effective advice and insight for those who wish to bring about immediate and positive change in their lives, businesses, communities, societies and the world.
No matter the size of the gesture – exchanging a smile or volunteering in your community, Shari Arison believes that if we do good deeds for the benefit of others, the world will be a better place for all.
Deepak Chopra has praised Shari, saying “How did a native New Yorker who grew up in Miami end up the wealthiest woman in the Middle East and one of the most powerful people on the planet? Shari Arison will inspire you encourage you, and show you how to take your own leap of faith from ordinary to phenomenal.”
About the Author:
Shari Arison is an American-Israeli, and the owner of the Arison Group, that fuses values-led businesses and philanthropic organizations. She leads commercial and social investments in 38 countries across 5 continents, with 27,000 employees.
FORBES magazine repeatedly ranked Shari Arison as one of the World’s Most Powerful Women (2011, 2012), and as the World's 2nd Greenest Billionaire (2010), acknowledging her commitment to strategic value creation for positive, game-changing environmental, economic and social outcomes.
Most significantly, to encourage goodness on all levels of society and in business, Shari initiated an annual day of giving, Good Deeds Day, where people, businesses and organizations do good deeds for the benefit of others. Starting out in 2007 in Israel with 7,000 participants, the annual day has expanded to 250,000 “Good Doers” in Israel, with international involvement in more than 50 countries.
Conceived in love and possibility, Bonaventure Arrow didn't make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. No one knows that Bonaventure's silence is filled with resonance—a miraculous gift of rarified hearing that encompasses the Universe of Every Single Sound. Growing up in the big house on Christopher Street in Bayou Cymbaline, Bonaventure can hear flowers grow, a thousand shades of blue, and the miniature tempests that rage inside raindrops. He can also hear the gentle voice of his father, William Arrow, shot dead before Bonaventure was born by a mysterious stranger known only as the Wanderer.
Bonaventure's remarkable gift of listening promises salvation to the souls who love him: his beautiful young mother, Dancy, haunted by the death of her husband; his Grand-mère Letice, plagued by grief and a long-buried guilt she locks away in a chapel; and his father, William, whose roaming spirit must fix the wreckage of the past. With the help of Trinidad Prefontaine, a Creole housekeeper endowed with her own special gifts, Bonaventure will find the key to long-buried mysteries and soothe a chorus of family secrets clamoring to be healed.